Revolution 2, Red Bulls 0: Kelyn Rowe Scores Twice In Preseason Win

Kelyn Rowe scored twice as the Revs defeated the New York Red Bulls 2-0 on Feb. 25 at Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium in Arizona

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Revolution 2, Red Bulls 0: Kelyn Rowe Scores Twice In Preseason Win

The New England Revolution defeated the New York Red Bulls 2-0 in the FC Tucson Desert Diamond Cup on Saturday at Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium.

The victory means that the Revs' unbeaten preseason (5-0-0) continues. The Revolution were led by sparkling performances from rookie midfielder Kelyn Rowe and veteran goalkeeper Matt Reis. Rowe scored both goals (77th minute, 84th minute) and Reis kept his first clean sheet of the preseason while playing the whole match. Rowe has four goals and four assists on the preseason and has recorded at least one goal or assist in each match.

After the match, Revs head coach Jay Heaps glowed about Rowe.

The one thing about Kelyn (Rowe) is he's a gamer. Every week, or every day, I love working with him. He just wants to get better. He's one of the guys who just loves the game and I think it shows. But his goals were very good. The first one was Saer (Sène) keeping it alive and Kelyn just being in an advanced position. He has a sense for that - as a right midfielder, he's inside the six for that ball for the goal. The second one, I'd like to say I've seen him do that a couple of times. He's got a very good left foot ... (via New England Revolution)


The Revolution are the only unbeaten team in the tournament. New England defeated the defending MLS Cup champion LA Galaxy, 3-2, in the first match on Feb. 22. The Galaxy are 1-1-0 in the competition. Real Salt Lake, the Revs' next opponent on Feb. 29, is 1-1-0. The Red Bulls are 0-2-0.

For more coverage of the Revolution, visit our team page or our blog The Bent Musket.

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New England Revolution Defeat BC Eagles 2-1 In Preseason Match

The New England Revolution defeated the Boston College Eagles 2-1 in a preseason match on Wednesday afternoon at Gillette Stadium. The win, the second in a row over BC, moved the Revs to 3-0-0 this preseason.

Once again, rookie Kelyn Rowe was the hero. Rowe had two goals in the match on Feb. 10. Today, he delivered both assists for the Revolution. Rowe assisted on Alec Purdie's 28th minute marker and again on the game-winner by captain Shalrie Joseph in the 52nd minute. Diego Medina-Mendez scored for the Eagles in the 33rd minute.


New England will next take their perfect preseason record to Arizona as they prepare to play in the FC Tucson Desert Diamond Cup. The Revs will face the LA Galaxy, New York Red Bulls and Real Salt Lake in the preseason tournament which runs from Feb. 22-March 3.

For more coverage of the Revolution, visit our team page or our blog The Bent Musket.

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New England Revolution Preseason 2012: Revs Defeat BC Eagles, 3-0

Kelyn Rowe scored twice as the Revs defeated Boston College 3-0 on Feb. 10 at Gillette Stadium.

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